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Editorial Staff

The Journal of Gemmology team consists of the following staff, assisted by several Associate Editors.


Alan Hart

Executive Editor


Brendan Laurs

Editor-in Chief


Carol Stockton

Editorial Assistant


Roger Harding

Editor Emeritus



Our team of Associate Editors is comprised of numerous experts who provide a vital peer review service for all Feature Articles and Gemmological Briefs published in The Journal.

Dr Ahmadjan Abduriyim Tokyo Gem Science, Tokyo, Japan
Dr Raquel Alonso-Perez Harvard Univeristy Mineralogical & Geological Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 
Edward Boehm RareSource, Chattanooga, Tennesee, USA
Maggie Campbell Pedersen Organic Gems, London
Prof. Alan T. Collins King's College London
Dr. John L. Emmett Crystal Chemistry, Brush Prairie, Washington, USA 
Prof. Emmanuel Fritsch University of Nantes, France 
Rui Galopim de Carvalho PortugalGemas Academy, Lisbon, Portugal
Al Gilbertson Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, California, USA
Prof. Lee A. Groat University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Thomas Hainschwang GGTL Laboratories, Balzers, Liechtenstein
Prof. Henry A. Hanni GemExpert, Basel, Switzerland
Dr Jeff W. Harris University of Glasgow
Alan D. Hart Gem-A, London
Dr Ulrich Henn German Gemmological Association, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
Dr Jaroslav Hyršl Prague, Czech Republic
Brian Jackson National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh
Dr Mary L. Johnson Mary Johnson Consulting, San Diego, California, USA
Dr Stefanos Karampelas Basel, Switzerland
Dr Lore Kiefert Dr. Lore Kiefert Gemmology Consulting, Heidelberg, Germany
Dr Hiroshi Kitawaki Central Gem Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan
Dr Michael S. Krzemnicki Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, Basel, Switzerland
Shane F. McClure Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, California, USA
Dr Jack M. Ogden London, UK
Dr Federico Pezzotta Natural History Museum of Milan, Italy
Dr Jeffrey E. Post Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
Prof. Andrew H. Rankin Kingston University, Surrey
Dr Benjamin Rondeau University of Nantes, France
Prof. George Rossman California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
Dr Karl Schmetzer Petershausen, Germany
Dr Dietmar Schwarz Bellerophon Gemlab, Bangkok, Thailand
Menahem Sevdermish Gemewizard Ltd., RamatGan, Israel
Dr Andy H. Shen China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
Dr Guanghai Shi China University of Geosciences, Beijing
Dr James E. Shigley Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, California, USA
Christopher P. Smith American Gemological Laboratories Inc., New York, USA
Evelyne Stern London, UK
Elisabeth Strack Gemmologisches Institut Hamburg, Germany
Tay Thye Sun Far East Gemological Laboratory, Singapore
Dr Frederick 'Lin' Sutherland Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Dr Pornsawat Wathanakul Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr Chris M. Welbourn Reading, Berkshire
Dr Bert Willems Leica Microsystems, Wetzlar, Germany, Belgium
Bear Williams Stone Group Laboratories LLC, Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
Dr J. C. (Hanco) Zwaan National Museum of Natural History - 'Naturalis', Leiden, The Netherlands






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